Exhibitions at GroundWork stimulate discussion and greater knowledge between artists, creators, community leaders, scientists, campaigners, and local people. We host regular events in the gallery to explore the themes of our exhibitions. Make sure to sign up to our mailings via our contact page here to be the first to know about events at GroundWork.
What Language Do You Speak?
The documentary film "What Language Do You Speak?" shows the universal nature of identity defined by language.
Thursday March 14, 4 - 6.
Brazil - 2017, 65 min Director: Elisa Bracher
Main Language Portuguese, English sub-titles. The film includes interviews or fragments also in English, Somali and many other languages.
For the Water Rising Events programme we are working with Anglian Water’s Keep It Clear Campaign on an exciting range of community-focused events aiming at a greater understanding of the way water flows through the town and is kept healthy. On 17 March we will host a multi-disciplinary conference at Thoresby College to look at water futures, threats, innovations.
Friday 30 November
In King's Lynn, Thoresby College and GroundWork Gallery
Shot in Brazil and England, the film addresses the great migratory movement in the world today, with millions of people fleeing from wars, natural disasters or social circumstances that hinder their survival. Facing many risks to reach the places they think are habitable, or even where they have been sent by international aid programs, people try to overcome traumas and sorrows to start over. This way, children and adults who have had to adapt to an environment where their own language is not understandable, tell about their experiences in Brazil, Britain and India. Each experience is unique, but learning the language appears to be the key to being treated as an equal.